In an effort to update University lecturers on current trends in research, Legacy University Okija on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 held a Research Workshop with the theme “Reshaping Ideas and Practices in the University System to Sustain Growth in the Environment”
The one day workshop with a sub theme “Keeping abreast with standard in Modern Research”, attracted the presence of principal officers, lecturers and non academic staff of the University.
The Vice chancellor of the University Prof. Ezekiel Ihionu in his speech during the programme stressed the importance of research workshop in the university, stating that it will go along way in exposing the lecturers to new research skills and ways in carrying out empirical studies, charging them to impact same knowledge on students.
The University research Director, Dr. Mrs. Chinedu Blessing-Mike Obialor who convened the workshop, in her paper presentation, reeled out steps in conducting quality research and common citation styles. She further emphasized on the need to be abreast with the university ranking indicators on research, as it has become the new normal in the system.
Explaining the need for regular research studies, she made it clear that without embarking on constant research, capable of breaking new grounds and filling existing gaps, the society will end up relying on presumptions, unverified information, peoples’ opinion, luck and intuition. She further stressed the need to undertake researchable topics which the researcher must be at home with. She added that a researcher must cite his work properly so as to give credit to the source of information and as well avoid plagiarism.
In a special way, she poured accolades on the Pro- Chancellor Dr. Leonard Nkameme for sponsoring the workshop, describing him as a dynamic and ebullient father who is not relenting in ensuring the growth of the University. She also extended her appreciation to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ihionu for having graced the occasion with his presence.
Dr. Chidi Leonard, (a lecturer in Economics department) delivered a lecture at the workshop, on how to secure research gate personal account, google scholar account e.t.c.
The Dean of Student Affairs of the University Mrs Chinyere Ibe in her contribution, expressed delight over the workshop, and suggested that students will do excellently well if supervisors and project topics could be assigned to them shortly after their second semester examination in their 300L.
The Director of Academic Planning, Dr. Dickson Obonyano, in his remarks, described the workshop as a huge success, stating that it will become a continuous academic exercise.
The workshop ended with a closing prayer conducted by Rev. Fr. Dr. Gerald Ejimbonwu.